The use of cranes and heavy handling equipment often play a pivotal role in many processes and industries across the UK and the world over. The activity of cranes in an industrial process can vary from industry to industry, but ultimately, by nature carry out a specific task whereby a load is required moving or placing, as part of a wider operation.
It is critical then, when thinking about production and downtime and the cost to a business of a crane which is broken down, that any vital asset such as a crane be kept well maintained and serviced at regular intervals both as part of any pro-active maintenance schedule but also as part of a drive to keep downtimes to a minimum.
There is also, more importantly, a legally binding duty placed on an employer to keep the health, safety and welfare of his employees as a number one priority as part of any industrial operation.
Crane Servicing and Planned Maintenance
With such legal obligations in mind, it is the duty of every employer to ensure that the servicing and maintenance of their overhead crane is something which is carried out and recorded.
DT Engineering NW Ltd has extensive experience in this essentially important area.
We can provide the end client with a maintenance & service contract, which binds a client to a number of visits per year by ourselves and covers the thorough examination of a crane, covering elements such as:
- Motor checks to hoisting and travelling operations
- Wire rope and lifting chain checks
- Operational & performance checks to hoist pressure bands, limit switches, sheaves and hooks
- Lubrication levels throughout
- Ancillary electrical checks
- Main electrical component checks to overload devices, contactors, fuses, timers and relays
- Optimisation checking to invertors and on board electronic components
- Examination of festoon systems, trolleys and pendant controllers
The list is not comprehensive and a concise and thorough examination, accompanied by the relevant planned maintenance schedule report, is what you can expect from our service visit, as part of a contract or agreement. We can repair any defects immediately and be a one stop shop source of expertise for any crane related issues that you may have.
A service contract ensures that you will be covered in the event of any breakdowns, with all work and parts covered under our service warranty.
We can also offer one off service visits and provide guidance on any shortcomings or wrongful items highlighted. Please contact us for details and a quotation tailored to your individual requirements.